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Descriptive inventory for the Richard E. Friedman papers, 1970-1971

Richard E. Friedman papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Richard E. Friedman papers, 1970-1971

Prepared by Justin Curciarello; ed. by Sarah Dorpinghaus, 2010.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Richard E. Friedman papers, 1970-1971 (inclusive)
Creators: Richard Friedman
Friedman news
Dates: 1970-1971 (inclusive)
Accession number: 2010.0031
Bib number: 00066830
Call number: MSS Lot F
Size: 2.5 linear ft. (7 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Richard E. Friedman (accession #: 2010.0031).

Terms governing use:

All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to Chicago Historical Society. Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

Collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Ricard Friedman papers, 1970-1971 (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, speech transcripts, materials relating to media relations, research files, newspaper clippings, and other papers primarily relating to Richard E. Friedman's 1971 campaign in the April general election against incumbent Richard J. Daley to become mayor of Chicago. Also included are copies of Friedman News, Friedman's campaign newsletter, and materials relating to Friedman’s political platform and his stance on issues concerning Chicago during the early 1970s. These issues included gangs, education, health, minority populations, taxes, and how to make progress on issues raised by the recent Illinois Constitutional Convention. Friedman ran on the Republican ticket.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Richard E. Friedman, a Chicago lawyer, ran against incumbent Richard J. Daley as the Republican candidate in the 1971 Chicago mayoral election. Daley ultimately defeated Friedman by winning 70% of the vote on April 6, 1971.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
African Americans--Illinois--Chicago--Politics and government--20th century
Campaign literature--1971--Republican--Illinois--Chicago
Constitutional conventions--Illinois--20th century
Crime--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Elections--Illinois--Chicago--1971
Lawyers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Mayors--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Politicians--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976
Friedman, Richard E., b. 1929--Archives
Organizations:
Chicago (Ill.) Mayor
Illinois. Constitutional Convention (1969-1970)
Republican Party (Chicago, Ill.)
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Press releases
Speeches
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Politics and government--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in three series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. General campaign files 1970-1971 (box 1-3)
Series 2. Platform and issues materials, 1970-1971 (box 3-4)
Series 3. Newspaper clippings, 1970-1971 (box 4-7)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Sarah Harris using Oxygen editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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